Melbourne, Australia, December 11, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- For two weeks this coming January hotels in Melbourne city centre
can expect to be busier than usual as the Australian Open tennis tournament heads into town.
All the big names including Djokovic, Nadal and Federer will be slugging it out on the hard courts from January 16 to January 29 2012, with tens of thousands of fans expected to arrive in the city to enjoy the fun.
Online hotel room comparison site DirectRooms.com advises visitors to Melbourne in January to make the smart move and book their accommodation well in advance.
The Australian Open is one of the country's largest sporting events and together with Wimbledon, the French Open and the US Open forms tennis's "Grand Slam." This year's Australian Open offers a massive $25 million in total prize money. Current reigning champions Novak Djokovic and Kim Clijsters will be in Melbourne this year seeking to defend their titles.
Australian Roy Emerson holds the most titles historically with six, while America's Serena Williams holds the most women's titles since the competition took on its current format in 1969.
Lek Boonlert, marketing head of DirectRooms.com, said, “The Australian Open is a hugely popular sporting event down under, so the city's hotel rooms are naturally in high demand around the time of the tournament. Our advice to travellers is to book your places to stay well in advance of arriving if you are likely to be in Melbourne around that time."
DirectRooms is an independent discount hotel reservations company based in Asia. Established and online since 2000 with over 55,000 hotels worldwide.
For further information please contact Lek Boonlert:
Tel: + 66 (0)76 241 145